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NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

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Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

NBA/ABA

Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Julius Erving* 2272
8. Clyde Drexler* 2207
9. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10. Alvin Robertson 2112
11. Karl Malone* 2085
12. Mookie Blaylock 2075
13. Allen Iverson 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1882
16. Isiah Thomas* 1861
17. Kevin Garnett 1831
18. Don Buse 1818
19. Shawn Marion 1757
20. Magic Johnson* 1724
21. Ron Harper 1716
22. Paul Pierce 1705
23. Metta World Peace 1689
24. Fat Lever 1666
25. Charles Barkley* 1648
26. Gus Williams 1638
27. Hersey Hawkins 1622
28. Eddie Jones 1620
29. Rod Strickland 1616
30. Mark Jackson 1608
31. Chris Paul 1598
32. Terry Porter 1583
33. Doc Rivers 1563
34. Larry Bird* 1556
35. Doug Christie 1555
36. Nate McMillan 1544
37. Jeff Hornacek 1536
38. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
40. LeBron James 1525
41. Kendall Gill 1519
42. Andre Miller 1517
43. Reggie Miller* 1505
44. Dennis Johnson* 1477
45. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
46. Jason Terry 1455
47. Ray Allen 1451
48. George McGinnis 1448
49. Jerome Kersey 1439
50. Tim Hardaway 1428
51. Randy Smith 1403
52. Clifford Robinson 1402
53. David Robinson* 1388
54. Bobby Jones 1387
55. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
  Andre Iguodala 1378
57. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
59. Derek Fisher 1352
60. Charles Oakley 1351
61. Mike Gale 1349
62. Rickey Green 1348
63. Quinn Buckner 1337
64. T.R. Dunn 1316
65. Dwyane Wade 1313
66. Vince Carter 1312
67. Latrell Sprewell 1294
68. Alvan Adams 1289
69. Vlade Divac 1288
70. George Gervin* 1283
71. Walter Davis 1280
  David Wesley 1280
73. John Lucas 1273
74. Kenny Anderson 1258
75. Terry Cummings 1255
76. Grant Hill 1248
77. Brevin Knight 1229
78. Tyrone Corbin 1228
79. Byron Scott 1224
80. Robert Parish* 1219
81. Mitch Richmond* 1211
82. Reggie Theus 1206
83. Grant Long 1199
  Moses Malone* 1199
85. Ray Williams 1198
86. Chris Webber 1197
  Gerald Wallace 1197
88. Dan Majerle 1194
89. Norm Nixon 1187
90. Shawn Kemp 1185
91. Manu Ginobili 1183
92. Mike Bibby 1172
93. Calvin Murphy* 1165
94. Jack Sikma 1162
95. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
96. Robert Horry 1158
97. Monta Ellis 1155
98. Jay Humphries 1153
99. Chris Ford 1152
100. Fred Brown 1149
101. Horace Grant 1143
102. Caron Butler 1142
  Terrell Brandon 1142
104. Sedale Threatt 1138
105. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady 1136
107. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
109. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
110. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
112. Rashard Lewis 1115
113. Nick Anderson 1114
114. Stephen Jackson 1109
115. Brian Taylor 1106
116. Sam Perkins 1105
117. Rick Barry* 1104
118. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
119. Larry Hughes 1092
120. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
122. Antoine Walker 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
125. Kevin Johnson 1082
126. Michael Adams 1081
127. Buck Williams 1080
128. Tom Gugliotta 1079
129. Derrick McKey 1072
130. Dirk Nowitzki 1067
  Alex English* 1067
132. Johnny Newman 1064
133. Sam Cassell 1058
134. Lionel Hollins 1053
135. Chauncey Billups 1051
136. Michael Cage 1050
137. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
138. Antawn Jamison 1048
139. Darwin Cook 1044
140. James Worthy* 1041
141. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
143. Josh Smith 1031
144. Mickey Johnson 1025
145. Rajon Rondo 1024
146. Stephon Marbury 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
148. Johnny Moore 1017
149. Avery Johnson 1007
150. John Drew 1004
151. Danny Manning 1000
152. Sam Lacey 999
153. Paul Pressey 997
154. Michael Finley 996
155. Foots Walker 992
156. Jamal Crawford 989
  Craig Ehlo 989
158. Shane Battier 988
  Jason Richardson 988
160. Dell Curry 985
  Trevor Ariza 985
162. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
164. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
166. Robert Reid 973
167. Marcus Camby 967
  Rick Fox 967
169. Tim Duncan 964
170. Slick Watts 961
171. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
173. Brent Barry 955
174. Damon Stoudamire 953
175. Mike Woodson 952
  Larry Kenon 952
  Kirk Hinrich 952
178. Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
180. Raymond Felton 944
  Adrian Dantley* 944
182. Dan Issel* 943
183. Dudley Bradley 940
  Joe Johnson 940
185. M.L. Carr 939
  Gerald Henderson 939
187. Fatty Taylor 935
188. Jason Williams 933
189. Darrell Griffith 931
190. Allen Leavell 929
191. Vern Fleming 926
192. Sidney Moncrief 924
193. Elton Brand 923
194. Spud Webb 922
195. Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
  James Posey 917
198. John Long 912
  P.J. Brown 912
  Aaron McKie 912
201. Darnell Valentine 910
  World B. Free 910
203. Carmelo Anthony 908
204. Gerald Wilkins 907
205. Joe Dumars* 902
206. Tony Parker 899
  Steve Nash 899
208. Kenyon Martin 893
209. Tony Allen 892
210. Marques Johnson 888
211. Greg Anthony 887
212. Tom Chambers 885
213. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
215. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
216. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
218. Mike Conley 877
  Greg Ballard 877
220. Nene Hilario 876
221. Bryon Russell 874
222. Earl Watson 873
223. Larry Nance 872
224. Ron Lee 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
226. Rodney Rogers 868
227. Bernard King* 866
228. Elvin Hayes* 864
229. Mark Price 860
230. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
232. Detlef Schrempf 856
233. Bo Outlaw 855
234. Vinnie Johnson 852
235. Lamar Odom 848
  Rudy Gay 848
237. Steve Francis 846
  Scott Wedman 846
  Larry Steele 846
240. Otis Thorpe 840
241. Paul Millsap 834
  Billy Knight 834
243. Eric Murdock 830
  Kevin Porter 830
245. Rory Sparrow 828
246. Glenn Robinson 826
247. Kevin Edwards 825
248. Ron Boone 823
249. Ted McClain 821
  Gary Grant 821

NBA

Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Clyde Drexler* 2207
8. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
9. Alvin Robertson 2112
10. Karl Malone* 2085
11. Mookie Blaylock 2075
12. Allen Iverson 1983
13. Derek Harper 1957
14. Kobe Bryant 1882
15. Isiah Thomas* 1861
16. Kevin Garnett 1831
17. Shawn Marion 1757
18. Magic Johnson* 1724
19. Ron Harper 1716
20. Paul Pierce 1705
21. Metta World Peace 1689
22. Fat Lever 1666
23. Charles Barkley* 1648
24. Gus Williams 1638
25. Hersey Hawkins 1622
26. Eddie Jones 1620
27. Rod Strickland 1616
28. Mark Jackson 1608
29. Chris Paul 1598
30. Terry Porter 1583
31. Doc Rivers 1563
32. Larry Bird* 1556
33. Doug Christie 1555
34. Nate McMillan 1544
35. Jeff Hornacek 1536
36. Chris Mullin* 1530
  Baron Davis 1530
38. LeBron James 1525
39. Kendall Gill 1519
40. Andre Miller 1517
41. Julius Erving* 1508
42. Reggie Miller* 1505
43. Dennis Johnson* 1477
44. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
45. Jason Terry 1455
46. Ray Allen 1451
47. Jerome Kersey 1439
48. Tim Hardaway 1428
49. Randy Smith 1403
50. Clifford Robinson 1402
51. David Robinson* 1388
52. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
  Andre Iguodala 1378
54. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
56. Derek Fisher 1352
57. Charles Oakley 1351
58. Rickey Green 1348
59. Quinn Buckner 1337
60. T.R. Dunn 1316
61. Dwyane Wade 1313
62. Vince Carter 1312
63. Latrell Sprewell 1294
64. Alvan Adams 1289
65. Vlade Divac 1288
66. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
68. John Lucas 1273
69. Kenny Anderson 1258
70. Terry Cummings 1255
71. Grant Hill 1248
72. Brevin Knight 1229
73. Tyrone Corbin 1228
74. Byron Scott 1224
75. Robert Parish* 1219
76. Mitch Richmond* 1211
77. Reggie Theus 1206
78. Grant Long 1199
79. Ray Williams 1198
80. Gerald Wallace 1197
  Chris Webber 1197
82. Dan Majerle 1194
83. Norm Nixon 1187
84. Shawn Kemp 1185
85. Manu Ginobili 1183
86. Mike Bibby 1172
87. Calvin Murphy* 1165
88. Jack Sikma 1162
89. Don Buse 1160
  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
91. Robert Horry 1158
92. Monta Ellis 1155
93. Jay Humphries 1153
94. Chris Ford 1152
95. Fred Brown 1149
96. Horace Grant 1143
97. Terrell Brandon 1142
  Caron Butler 1142
99. Sedale Threatt 1138
100. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady 1136
102. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
104. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
105. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
107. Rashard Lewis 1115
108. Nick Anderson 1114
109. Stephen Jackson 1109
110. Sam Perkins 1105
111. Rick Barry* 1104
112. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
113. Larry Hughes 1092
114. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
116. Moses Malone* 1089
117. Lester Conner 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
120. Kevin Johnson 1082
121. Michael Adams 1081
122. Buck Williams 1080
123. Tom Gugliotta 1079
124. Derrick McKey 1072
125. Alex English* 1067
  Dirk Nowitzki 1067
127. Johnny Newman 1064
128. Sam Cassell 1058
129. Lionel Hollins 1053
130. Chauncey Billups 1051
131. Bobby Jones 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
133. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
134. Antawn Jamison 1048
135. Darwin Cook 1044
136. James Worthy* 1041
137. Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
139. Josh Smith 1031
140. Mickey Johnson 1025
141. Rajon Rondo 1024
142. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
144. Johnny Moore 1017
145. Avery Johnson 1007
146. John Drew 1004
147. Danny Manning 1000
148. Sam Lacey 999
149. Paul Pressey 997
150. Michael Finley 996
151. Foots Walker 992
152. Jamal Crawford 989
  Craig Ehlo 989
154. Shane Battier 988
  Jason Richardson 988
156. Trevor Ariza 985
  Dell Curry 985
158. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
160. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
162. Robert Reid 973
163. Marcus Camby 967
  Rick Fox 967
165. Tim Duncan 964
166. Slick Watts 961
167. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
169. Brent Barry 955
170. Damon Stoudamire 953
171. Mike Woodson 952
  Kirk Hinrich 952
173. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
175. Raymond Felton 944
  Adrian Dantley* 944
177. George Gervin* 941
178. Joe Johnson 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
180. Gerald Henderson 939
181. Jason Williams 933
182. Darrell Griffith 931
183. Allen Leavell 929
184. Vern Fleming 926
185. Sidney Moncrief 924
186. George McGinnis 923
  Elton Brand 923
188. Spud Webb 922
189. James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
192. P.J. Brown 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  John Long 912
195. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
197. Carmelo Anthony 908
198. Gerald Wilkins 907
199. Joe Dumars* 902
200. Steve Nash 899
  Tony Parker 899
202. Kenyon Martin 893
203. Tony Allen 892
204. Marques Johnson 888
205. Greg Anthony 887
206. Tom Chambers 885
207. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
209. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
210. Cuttino Mobley 878
  Purvis Short 878
212. Greg Ballard 877
  Mike Conley 877
214. Nene Hilario 876
215. Bryon Russell 874
216. Earl Watson 873
217. Larry Nance 872
218. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
220. Rodney Rogers 868
221. Bernard King* 866
222. Elvin Hayes* 864
223. Mark Price 860
224. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
226. Detlef Schrempf 856
227. Bo Outlaw 855
228. Vinnie Johnson 852
229. Lamar Odom 848
  Rudy Gay 848
231. Steve Francis 846
  Larry Steele 846
  Scott Wedman 846
234. Otis Thorpe 840
  Mike Gale 840
236. Paul Millsap 834
237. Eric Murdock 830
  Kevin Porter 830
239. Rory Sparrow 828
240. Glenn Robinson 826
241. Kevin Edwards 825
242. Gary Grant 821
243. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 820
244. Juwan Howard 818
245. Pooh Richardson 817
  George Lynch 817
  Toni Kukoc 817
248. Russell Westbrook 815
249. Rafer Alston 813
250. M.L. Carr 812

ABA

Rank Player STL
1. Fatty Taylor 803
2. Julius Erving* 764
3. Don Buse 658
4. Ted McClain 638
5. Ralph Simpson 549
6. George McGinnis 525
7. Mike Gale 509
8. Brian Taylor 500
9. Ron Boone 403
10. Joe Caldwell 385
11. Warren Jabali 384
12. James Silas 356
13. Freddie Lewis 355
14. Mack Calvin 346
15. George Gervin* 342
16. Bobby Jones 337
17. Chuck Williams 319
18. Bo Lamar 300
19. Wil Jones 297
20. Gene Littles 277
  Larry Kenon 277
22. Billy Cunningham* 275
23. Bird Averitt 256
24. Dave Twardzik 254
25. Dan Issel* 245
26. Rich Jones 239
27. Coby Dietrick 238
28. Louie Dampier 236
29. John Williamson 223
  Darnell Hillman 223
31. Marvin Barnes 220
32. Billy Knight 207
33. Caldwell Jones 205
34. Len Elmore 203
35. Mike Green 200
36. Willie Wise 197
37. Johnny Neumann 189
38. Billy Paultz 180
39. Artis Gilmore* 178
40. Stew Johnson 176
41. Bill Melchionni 172
42. Kevin Joyce 170
43. Al Smith 169
44. Maurice Lucas 164
  George Carter 164
46. Billy Shepherd 163
47. Dave Robisch 162
48. Ronald Thomas 160
49. Mike Barr 158
50. Jim Eakins 156
51. Byron Beck 155
  Bill Keller 155
53. Jimmy Jones 154
54. Jimmy O'Brien 152
55. Tim Bassett 149
56. Wendell Ladner 140
57. Gerald Govan 139
58. Ed Manning 137
59. David Thompson* 136
60. Goo Kennedy 133
61. Gus Gerard 132
62. M.L. Carr 127
63. Collis Jones 126
64. Randy Denton 121
65. John Roche 120
  Al Skinner 120
67. George Thompson 117
  Charles Edge 117
  Mike Jackson 117
70. Jan Van Breda Kolff 113
  Donnie Freeman 113
72. Marv Roberts 110
  Moses Malone* 110
74. Travis Grant 106
  Swen Nater 106
76. Ticky Burden 103
  Roger Brown* 103
78. Tom Owens 101
79. Kim Hughes 98
80. Mel Daniels* 96
81. Chuck Terry 91
82. George Adams 88
  Joe Hamilton 88
84. Barry Parkhill 87
85. Claude Terry 85
86. Darrell Elston 82
87. Steve Jones 79
  David Vaughn 79
89. Larry Finch 78
90. Mel Bennett 77
91. Patrick McFarland 76
92. Cincinnatus Powell 73
  Lloyd Batts 73
94. Bruce Seals 72
95. Red Robbins 71
96. Jim Bradley 69
97. Lee Davis 68
98. Don Chaney 66
99. Bob Warren 65
100. Fly Williams 64
101. Mike D'Antoni 63
102. Zelmo Beaty 62
103. George Irvine 60
104. Jim Chones 59
105. James Foster 58
106. Larry Miller 57
107. Glen Combs 56
108. Rick Mount 55
  Billy Harris 55
110. Willie Long 54
111. Billy Schaeffer 52
112. Wilbert Robinson 51
  Don Adams 51
114. Mark Olberding 50
  Scott English 50
116. Mike Flynn 44
  Julius Keye 44
118. Wali Jones 42
119. Jim O'Brien 41
120. Lionel Billingy 40
  Willard Sojourner 40
122. Walter Simon 38
123. Monte Towe 37
  Bob Netolicky 37
125. Johnny Baum 36
126. Charles Jordan 33
127. Roger Brown 31
  Steve Green 31
  Dan Roundfield 31
130. Gene Moore 30
131. Ronnie Robinson 25
132. Allan Bristow 24
133. Flynn Robinson 23
134. Dennis Wuycik 22
135. Oliver Taylor 20
136. Roy Ebron 16
  Henry Ward 16
  Jim Ard 16
139. Rudy Hackett 15
140. Hank Williams 14
  Tom Ingelsby 14
  Clyde Dickey 14
143. Simmie Hill 13
  Lamar Green 13
  Donald Washington 13
  George Lehmann 13
147. George Bucci 12
  Aulcie Perry 12
  Harry Rogers 12
150. Jerry Chambers 11
  Jimmy Conner 11
152. Milt Williams 10
  Allen Murphy 10
154. Marvin Webster 9
  Goose Ligon 9
  Terry Driscoll 9
157. Jim McDaniels 8
  Bill Higgins 8
159. John Beasley 7
  Art Williams 7
161. Wayne Pack 6
  Bernie Fryer 6
  William Franklin 6
  Jerry Pender 6
165. Sam Cash 5
  Joby Wright 5
  Ron King 5
  Rick Darnell 5
169. Collis Temple 4
  Greg Lee 4
  Paul Stovall 4
  Ken Smith 4
  Bob Nash 4
  Gary Gregor 4
175. Skeeter Swift 3
  Nathaniel Barnett 3
  Bob Arnzen 3
178. Dwaine Dillard 2
  Bill Newton 2
  Rich Rinaldi 2
  Joe Reaves 2
  Kenneth Gardner 2
183. Bernie Williams 1
  Roy McPipe 1
  Bob Lackey 1
186. Billy James 0
  Paul Ruffner 0
  Skip Wise 0
  Larry Cannon 0
  Mike Lewis 0
  Dennis Van Zant 0
  Reggie Royals 0
  Stan Love 0
  Mo Layton 0
  Erwin Mueller 0
  Jimmie Baker 0